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Common Antibiotics Side Effects


The most commonly reported Antibiotics side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pain (35)
Nausea (30)
Dyspnoea (30)
Pulmonary Embolism (26)
Cholelithiasis (23)
Gallbladder Disorder (22)
Pyrexia (21)
Crohn's Disease (20)
Vomiting (20)
Injury (19)
Cholecystitis Chronic (19)
Chest Pain (18)
Abdominal Pain Upper (17)
Diarrhoea (16)
Malaise (16)
Weight Decreased (15)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (15)
Pneumonia (13)
Fatigue (13)
Dizziness (13)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Antibiotics Side Effects Reported to FDA



Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8949612
Pyrexia
This is a report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from VE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 04, 2012), combined with:
  • Avelox (400 Mg, Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pyrexia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Pyrexia side effect.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8574839-5
Pyrexia, Anaemia, Haemorrhage, Neoplasm Malignant, Pancytopenia, Platelet Count Decreased, Pain, Bone Marrow Failure, Infection
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics (no Ingredients/substances) Pyrexia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antibiotics (no Ingredients/substances) (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 31, 2008. After starting Antibiotics (no Ingredients/substances) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pyrexia, Anaemia, Haemorrhage, Neoplasm Malignant, Pancytopenia, Platelet Count Decreased, Pain, Bone Marrow Failure, InfectionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Exjade (500 Mg Bid Or Tid, Oral)
  • Exjade (500 Mg Bid Or Tid, Oral)
  • Exjade (500 Mg Bid Or Tid, Oral)
Although Antibiotics (no Ingredients/substances) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pyrexia, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8479803-2
Intestinal Obstruction, Procedural Site Reaction, Crohn's Disease, Fatigue, Skin Exfoliation, Hernia, Infection, Erythema
This Intestinal Obstruction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,crohn's disease. On
Jan 01, 2007 this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics (dosage: Pre-surgery). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Humira
  • Pentasa
When using Antibiotics, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Intestinal Obstruction, Procedural Site Reaction, Crohn's Disease, Fatigue, Skin Exfoliation, Hernia, Infection, ErythemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Intestinal Obstruction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8479351-X
Anal Fissure, Constipation
This Anal Fissure side effect was reported by a physician from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 06, 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Infliximab, Recombinant
.After starting to take Antibiotics the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Anal Fissure, ConstipationThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8477895-8
Pulmonary Embolism, Injury, Pain
This is a report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: lobar pneumonia, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 09, 2010), combined with:
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Proair Hfa (2 Puff(s), Qid Prn)
  • Celexa (20 Mg, One Tablet Qd)
  • Clarithromycin
  • Naproxen (aleve) (750 Mg, Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Vicodin
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (20 Mg,one Tablet Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pulmonary Embolism, Injury, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8477698-4
Crohn's Disease, Condition Aggravated
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics Crohn's Disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antibiotics (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 26, 2010. After starting Antibiotics the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Crohn's Disease, Condition AggravatedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Remicade
The patient was hospitalized. Although Antibiotics demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Crohn's Disease, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8475695-6
Asthma, Product Quality Issue
This Asthma problem was reported by a pharmacist from United States. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 01, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Inhaler
  • Oral Steroids
When using Antibiotics, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Asthma, Product Quality IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8472323-0
Clostridial Infection
This Clostridial Infection side effect was reported by a physician from United States. A 80-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (antibiotics) (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Mar 08, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily For 21 Days, Po)
.After starting to take Antibiotics (antibiotics) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Clostridial InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics (antibiotics). The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8471686-X
Asthma, Dyspnoea, Cough
This is a report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 28, 2012), combined with:
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)
  • Rescue Remedy
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma, Dyspnoea, Cough after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8468898-8
Hypovolaemic Shock, Respiratory Failure, Anaphylactic Reaction, Pulmonary Oedema, Cardiovascular Insufficiency
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics Hypovolaemic Shock side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Canada was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antibiotics (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Antibiotics the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypovolaemic Shock, Respiratory Failure, Anaphylactic Reaction, Pulmonary Oedema, Cardiovascular InsufficiencyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Hypnotics And Sedatives
  • Gadavist (6.5 Ml, Once)
  • Propofol
The patient was hospitalized. Although Antibiotics demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypovolaemic Shock, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8462998-4
Pneumonia, Pneumonitis
This Pneumonia problem was reported by a physician from Germany. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Mar 21, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lapatinib (500mg Per Day)
  • Trastuzumab (378mg Every 3 Weeks)
  • Paclitaxel (133mg Weekly)
  • Doxorubicin Hcl (33mg Weekly)
When using Antibiotics, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pneumonia, PneumonitisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8458892-5
Transverse Sinus Thrombosis, Thrombosis, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Pulmonary Embolism, Headache, Mental Disorder
This Transverse Sinus Thrombosis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 09, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
.After starting to take Antibiotics the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Transverse Sinus Thrombosis, Thrombosis, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Pulmonary Embolism, Headache, Mental DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8454752-4
Premature Baby
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: foetal exposure during pregnancy, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 10, 2009), combined with:
  • Topamax
  • Steroids Nos
  • Macrobid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Premature Baby after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Premature Baby side effect.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8439773-X
Ileal Stenosis, Ileus
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics Ileal Stenosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: inflammatory bowel disease and used Antibiotics (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 07, 2010. After starting Antibiotics the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ileal Stenosis, IleusAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Fish Oil
  • Remicade
  • Desonide
  • Rifaximin
  • Periactin
  • Amoxicillin
  • Elavil
  • Zofran
The patient was hospitalized. Although Antibiotics demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ileal Stenosis, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8437386-7
Fatigue
This Fatigue problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Prolia (60 Mg, Q6mo)
When using Antibiotics, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: FatigueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fatigue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8436892-9
Cognitive Disorder, Confusional State
This Cognitive Disorder side effect was reported by a pharmacist from Canada. A 90-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: osteomyelitis,localised infection.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 20, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Avelox (400 Mg, Qd)
.After starting to take Antibiotics the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cognitive Disorder, Confusional StateThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8436470-1
Back Pain, Injury, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain, Pain In Extremity
This is a report of a 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 09, 2006), combined with:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Nsaid's (Otc)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Back Pain, Injury, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pain, Pain In Extremity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Back Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8435677-7
Wound Dehiscence
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics Wound Dehiscence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: inflammatory bowel disease and used Antibiotics (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 03, 2006. After starting Antibiotics the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Wound DehiscenceAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Nubain
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Oxycodone Hcl
  • Iron
  • Humira
  • Bacitracin / Polymyxin
  • Omeprazole
  • Remicade
The patient was hospitalized. Although Antibiotics demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Wound Dehiscence, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8430871-3
Dyspepsia, Abdominal Discomfort, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This Dyspepsia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Nexium
When using Antibiotics, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspepsia, Abdominal Discomfort, Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspepsia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8422614-4
Arthralgia, Myalgia
This Arthralgia side effect was reported by a physician from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: inflammatory bowel disease.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 26, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Humira
  • Remicade
  • Morphine
.After starting to take Antibiotics the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Arthralgia, MyalgiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8416578-7
Dehydration, Nausea, Vomiting
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antibiotics (antibiotics) (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 16, 2010), combined with:
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dehydration, Nausea, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics (antibiotics) treatment in female patients, resulting in Dehydration side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8411657-2
Urinary Tract Infection, Asthma, Nasopharyngitis, Bronchitis, Fungal Infection
This report suggests a potential Antibiotics Urinary Tract Infection side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antibiotics (dosage: Unk) starting
Jul 18, 2011. After starting Antibiotics the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Urinary Tract Infection, Asthma, Nasopharyngitis, Bronchitis, Fungal InfectionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Qwk)
Although Antibiotics demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Urinary Tract Infection, may still occur.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8406583-9
Abdominal Pain
This Abdominal Pain problem was reported by a physician from United States. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: inflammatory bowel disease. On
Nov 21, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Antibiotics For Ibd (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Remicade
  • Methotrexate
  • Prednisone
When using Antibiotics For Ibd, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal PainThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8396604-4
Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection
This Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection side effect was reported by a physician from Belgium. A 46-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: meningitis streptococcal.The patient was prescribed Antibiotics (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Antibiotics the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Human Herpesvirus 6 InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Antibiotics.
Antibiotics Side Effect Report#8391338-4
Condition Aggravated, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flatulence, Hiccups, Abdominal Distension, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Diarrhoea, Nicotine Dependence
This is a report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antibiotics (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Nicotine Polacrilex
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Condition Aggravated, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flatulence, Hiccups, Abdominal Distension, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Diarrhoea, Nicotine Dependence after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antibiotics treatment in female patients, resulting in Condition Aggravated side effect.


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What are common Antibiotics Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Pain 32
Pulmonary Embolism 26
Cholelithiasis 23
Dyspnoea 22
Gallbladder Disorder 22
Nausea 22
Cholecystitis Chronic 19
Injury 19
Abdominal Pain Upper 17
Chest Pain 17

What are common Antibiotics Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Crohn's Disease 11
Weight Decreased 10
Pyrexia 9
Dyspnoea 8
Nausea 8
Vomiting 7
Condition Aggravated 6
Diarrhoea 6
Malaise 6
Pneumonia 6

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Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

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    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Antibiotics reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

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    Antibiotics Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    More About Antibiotics

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 384

    Antibiotics safety alerts: 2011

    Reported deaths: 37

    Reported hospitalizations: 212

    Multi-Mex Distributor Inc. Dietary Supplements: Recall - Product Packaging Mimics OTC Antibiotics

    [Posted 05/10/2011]

    AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pediatrics

    ISSUE: Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc., recalled dietary supplements that may be labeled as antibiotic drugs. The recall was initiated after an FDA inspection revealed the product packaging mimics antibiotics readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers.

    The products were distributed in the following states: Georgia, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, and Indianapolis, to the retail store and distributors.

    BACKGROUND: Warnings of these dietary supplements made news in Texas on Thursday, April 28th, when four children were taken to a Medical Center due to worsening illnesses after being given dietary supplements the parents may have believed were antibiotics and which were packaged to resemble antibiotics that are readily available as over the counter drugs in Mexico. Giving the dietary supplement delayed legitimate medical treatment. Although the labels were printed in English and Spanish, the packaging appears to be an intentional marketing ploy to mimic antibiotics and directed at Hispanic buyers. It was determined the children had been given a dietary supplement, Amoxilina, which the parents may have believed was the antibiotic Amoxicillin.

    RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Retail stores and distributors are to return the products to Multi-Mex. See the Press Release for listing of  recalled products.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


    [05/09/2011 - Press Release - Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc]
     

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